Roswell Park Cancer Institute/Howard University Prostate Cancer Scholars Program
Technical Report,30 Sep 2016,29 Sep 2017
Health Reseach, Inc. Buffalo United States
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The Roswell ParkHoward University Prostate Cancer Scholars Program is designed to encourage students from under-represented minority groups to enter graduate training and ultimately careers in prostate cancer research. The three-phased program combines elements of pre-internship tele-mentoring, mentored summer research experience and post-internship mentoring activities in order to 1 inform a students decisions regarding graduate training, 2 motivate the pursuit of prostate cancer research with an emphasis in cancer health disparities and 3 support successful entry, transition and retention into graduate training. Two Howard University Honors Sophomore students and two Howard University Junior students were accepted and enrolled in the program in PGY3. Both Sophomore students are currently progressing through the preparatory tele-mentoring phase of the program. One of these, optioned to conduct a summer experience at the end of their Sophomore year in addition to the required summer experience following her junior year as a result of available funding and to maximize her research productivity. Four students completed the 10 week summer experience in 2017 at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Three of the four students are scheduled to attend and present their summers research at the Society for Basic Urologic Research SBUR scientific conference in November.
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